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Brokedown Palace (1999)
 6.5
 21K
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic, surprise ending, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, false accusation, smuggling, escape attempt, injustice, drug dealing, heroin, prison life, coming of age, crimes, best friends, youth, law enforcement, graduation, justice, police corruption, jail, father daughter relationship, airport, police brutality, women's prison, teenage girl, political thriller ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia, hawaii ...

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Most similar movies to Brokedown Palace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and intense films with plots about vengeance, crimes, mentor, catastrophe, justice, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brokedown Palace: Bangkok Hilton (1989), Last Dance (1996), Double Jeopardy (1999), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Return to Paradise (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, interracial relations, betrayal, injustice, prison life, escape, father, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, prison life, legal action, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, power relations, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: false accusation, prison, faked death, sailboat, betrayal, crime, vengeance, manhunt, crimes, presumed dead, manipulations, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, price of justice, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Return to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, death sentence, hanging, smuggling, journalism, dishonesty, chases and races, hopes, drugs/alcohol, life sentence, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: malaysia, new york, asia, usa, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police corruption, frame up, false accusation, drug dealing, gang, vengeance, prison gang, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: murder, frame up, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, state affairs, dishonesty, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, japanese american, fisherman, culture clash, crimes, who done it, life is a bitch, romance, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle washington, washington state, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4.0
 634
Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, women's prison, injustice, crime, sexual relations, frame up, prison life, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 548
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, law enforcement, crimes, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, injustice, murder, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, social differences, mind game, haunted by the past, manipulations, youth, lifestyle, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, pregnancy, coming of age, attic, law enforcement, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, teenage life, mystery, dishonesty, college life, false accusation, rumor, manipulation, storytelling, drinking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, drug dealing, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, fighting the system, drugs/alcohol, righting the wronged, legal action ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, danger, confession, orphan, husband wife relationship, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 30K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, journalism, lethal injection, race against time, death penalty, crime, uncover truth, journal, lawyer, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, society, legal, interracial relations, crimes, injustice, rebellion, discrimination, lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, false accusation, crime, teenage life, prison life, youth, sexual abuse, sexual relations, going straight, friends, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.7
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, couple relations, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, year 1975, 1950s
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 246
Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: infidelity, murder, culture clash, track down, curses spells and rituals, injustice, social differences, society, social relations, vengeance, false accusation, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, warden, theft, fighting the system, liberal, workplace, media circus, baseball ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1941 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, false accusation, serial killer, stalking, death row, prison life, dishonesty, deadly, manhunt, frame up, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, racial slur, prison life, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 108K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: law firm, moral dilemma, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, crimes, fighting the system, blackmail, seduction, murder, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, harvard university, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, intense, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, college, party, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulations, mystery, mind game, youth, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 21K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 123K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, hostage, frame up, police corruption, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, swat, hostages, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Consenting Adults (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: wife swapping, mate swapping, murder, betrayal, investigation, frame up, crime, dishonesty, manipulations, protagonist as suspect, deadly, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%